Netball

Following a successful National Finals for Netball in 2018 and 2021, the sport returns for the 2022 National Finals with some great teams competing.

Netball is an exciting and fast paced team sport which involves running, jumping, throwing, and catching. The game is played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Each game features two teams, who attempt to score goals by passing a ball down the court and shooting it through its goal ring. 

There are seven players in each team, and each are assigned specific positions which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court. During general play, a player with the ball can hold on to it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals. 

Did You Know? 

  • Netball was first played in England in the 1890s. 
  • More than 20 million people play netball in more than 80 countries. 
  • At the 2022 School Games, 42 games will be played, which is 1,536 minutes of netball. 
  • At the 2022 School Games there is likely to be in excess of 1,500 goals scored!